This week the junior school had a visit from author of ‘Barry Loser’, Jim Smith, in an event run in association with Blackwell’s Oxford. The author and illustrator, who bills himself as Barry Loser’s ‘Spell-checker’, gave a fascinating workshop on illustration and the inspiration behind his stories. Four primary schools from around Oxford also joined us for the fantastic event as all of the children, both JS and visiting, learnt about the art of caricature with Jim taking time to demonstrate and encourage the kids to have a go themselves!

At the end of the event, they had the opportunity to purchase books and take them to have them personally illustrated and signed.